There are some obvious moves the Mets could make as sellers ahead of the August 1 trade deadline, but there are also some creative ways to improve the top of the farm system as well
Very insightful analysis. Losing Diaz was a major blow to the season. and really hurt the roles that were expected to be filled till inning #9. Lindor has performed well below expectations. Pete has become feast (HR) or famine, and as you mention there are a number of under performers. The good news is that Alvarez and Beaty have been given a good chance to get some experience. I'd wait till later in the season to see if they can make a wild card run, and id not then in August start planning for next season.
Great piece. I do think you may be somewhat underestimating Robertson’s value though. He’s been terrific and would significantly improve/lengthen the pen of just about every contender.
Also, on Narváez, I’m pretty sure that a major reason they got him was to mentor/guide fellow Venezuelan Alvarez. I’d be very surprised if they made him available.
Excellent analysis, as usual.
I'm curious. How does the 2023 inning-by-inning ERA breakdown compare to the 2022 breakdown - i.e., how much worse are we statistically?